A flood of Polaris RZRs converged on Canyon MX Park in Peoria, Ariz. this past weekend for the season opener of the 2013 WORCS series. With a track that looked more like a mud bog, RZRs took wins in Pro Production, Production 1000, Production 850, Production 700, and Production 600 classes, including four podium sweeps.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro Production class from holeshot to checkered flag. Second would go to Ken Benson and third to Greg Row, both in RZR XP 900s. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson had an unfortunate run that led to a DNF, but he will be back up and running for the next race.
The Production 1000 class was dominated with RZRs and saw Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 take the checkered flag. Robert Mowrer and Michael Gonzales in their RZRs finished second and third.
Defending Production 700 Class Winner, Cody Rahders, was the loan RZR 570 racer in most of last year’s classes but saw three other RZR 570s in the first race of this season. It’s apparent that racers were taking note of Rahders successes last year and the class saw only RZR 570s line up for the first race this year. When the mud settled, Rahders would take second place to Holz Racing’s Michael Bunyea with third going to Matt Hancock.
The Production 850 class also had RZRs take the top three spots with Chris Willing, Alfredo Ramirez and Adam Levings finishing first, second, third. The Production 600 class only had one entry, Amelia Morton, who finished the race first.
The next WORCS race is Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nev., February 8-10.